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Cerumen Management: Mechanical Removal

A. U. Bankaitis, PhD, FAAA

March 26, 2007

Varying degrees of cerumen occlusion pose challenges in the delivery of diagnostic or rehabilitative services. Routine audiological procedures require the presence of a relatively clear external audit...   Read More


Making Use of Systematic Reviews: EBP for the Busy Clinician

Theresa Hnath Chisolm, PhD, Laural J. Portz

March 19, 2007

More than 10 years ago, Bess (1995) highlighted the need for audiologists to engage in Evidence-Based Practice (EBP), pointing out that the time had passed when few questioned the audiologist's clinic...   Read More

Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) Part III: Acquiring and Retaining Customers

Holly Hosford-Dunn, PhD, FAAA

March 12, 2007

Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) focuses on building brand by creating databases that continuously monitor and respond to market needs as relationships are fostered between practices and cust...   Read More

Acceptable Noise Level (ANL): Research and Current Application

Melinda C. Freyaldenhoven, MA, CCC-A

February 19, 2007

In 1991, Nabelek, Tucker, and Letowski introduced a procedure for determining acceptable noise intensities while listening to speech. This procedure has come to be known as acceptable noise level (ANL...   Read More

Music as an Input to a Hearing Aid

Marshall Chasin, AuD

February 12, 2007

Music as an input to a hearing aid poses some interesting problems both for the hearing aid design engineer and for the hearing health-care professional. The following discussion equally concerns the...   Read More

Law, Financial Arrangements, and Implications for Audiology

Bryan Liang, MD, JD, PhD

February 5, 2007

The legal system is constantly evolving. With greater scrutiny being placed upon health care providers, conflict of interest, fraud, and abuse investigations are becoming more common. In particular, d...   Read More

Impact of Elasticity of Demand on Price in the Hearing Aid Market

Amyn Amlani, PhD

January 29, 2007

There are an estimated 31 million persons in the United States who experience some form of hearing loss, yet only 7.3 million opt to use hearing aids (Kochkin, 2005). The market penetration for hearin...   Read More

Reimbursement Issues for 2007 and Coding QNA

Robert C. Fifer, PhD

January 22, 2007

Concerns have recently been raised on various audiology e-mail listserves regarding the difference between proposed payment levels for Medicare and beneficiaries under two different programs: the Outp...   Read More

DSL version v5.0: Description and Early Results in Children

Susan Scollie, PhD

January 15, 2007

In 2005, a new version of the Desired Sensation Level (DSL) prescriptive formula was released. Version 5.0 of DSL® updates both the protocols and targets from DSL v4.1. In this article, I will rev...   Read More


Vestibular Neuritis: Acute Clinical Picture

Don W. Worthington, PhD, Bryan J. Layton, AuD, Jocelyn Monroe, PT, Rhoda Jenson, MS

December 11, 2006

Work completed at Intermountain Healthcare Hearing and Balance Center 230 South 500 East, Suite 150 Salt Lake City, Utah 84102 *Dr. Layton is now at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Department of Otol...   Read More


Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC), Part II - Strategic Messaging to Build Brand

Holly Hosford-Dunn, PhD, FAAA

December 4, 2006

It is just possible that marketing and brand are the most confusing words in the audiology vocabulary right now—our literature is becoming replete with discussions for different facets of market...   Read More

Auditory Brainstem Response Testing: Stimulus Rate Revisited

R. Steven Ackley, PhD, CCC-A, FAAA, Linda Herzberger-Kimball, MS, Shannon Burns, MA, CCC-A, Shay Darnell Balew, MA, CCC-A

November 20, 2006

R. Steven Ackley, Ph.D., CCC-A, FAAA Gallaudet University Audiology Online Contributing Editor Linda Herzberger-Kimball, M.S. Kaiser Permanente Denver Shannon Burns, M.A., CCC-A Phoenix Children's Hos...   Read More

Electroacoustic Evaluation of Advanced FM Systems

Dawna E. Lewis, PhD

November 13, 2006

Advances in hearing instrument and frequency modulated (FM) assistive technology have provided audiologists with a variety of options to meeting client/patient needs when fitting these devices. Howeve...   Read More


Fundamentals of Clinical ECAP Measures in Cochlear Implants Part 2: Measurement Techniques and Tips

Michelle L. Hughes, PhD, CCC-A

November 6, 2006

The first article in this two-part series provided an overview of how telemetry is used to measure the electrically evoked compound action potential (ECAP) in patients with cochlear implants (Hughes,...   Read More


Guideline for Audiologic Management of the Adult Patient

Michael Valente, PhD

October 30, 2006

Task Force Members In 2003, Angela Loavenbruck, then President of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), asked the author to consider chairing a new Task Force whose goal was to develop a national g...   Read More


T-Coils: Beyond the Telephone

Douglas Beck, AuD, Preben Brunved

October 16, 2006

T-coils (also called induction pick-up coils, or magnetic induction systems) have existed within personal hearing aids since the late 1940s (Ross, 2004). T-coils can be thought of as mini-antennas, wh...   Read More


Bluetooth 101: The Audiologist's Guide

Nancy Bridges, MA, CCC-A, FAAA

October 16, 2006

Bluetooth technology has been implemented in numerous consumer electronic devices (Miller 2002) and has now struck the field of Audiology. A handful of Bluetooth products are now available to patients...   Read More


Hearing Aid Compatibility for Digital Wireless Phones

Linda Kozma-Spytek, MA, CCC-A, CED

October 9, 2006

Hearing aid compatibility (HAC) for digital wireless phones was not, until recently, a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requirement. One of the primary reasons the FCC reconsidered the HAC exem...   Read More

Amplification and Medically Complex Hearing Loss

Donald J. Schum, PhD, Douglas Beck, AuD

October 9, 2006

Hearing aids are generally fit based on the type and degree of hearing loss, not etiology. However, in medically complex cases, hearing loss is only one manifestation of an underlying and ongoing dise...   Read More


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